ST. LOUIS — The Pirates acquired outfielder Mitch Jones, 32, from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations and assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis. Jones hit .250 with 18 homers in 89 games for Triple-A Gwinnett. He played in eight games last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
»»» Right-hander Craig Hansen pitched one-third of an inning Thursday for High-A Bradenton and allowed two runs on one hit and three walks. It was the first outing in 15 months for Hansen, who was out with nerve damage in his shoulder. … Righty Anthony Claggett was activated off the DL at Double-A Altoona.
Lineups for tonight’s game:
Pirates (36-64) — 1. Andrew McCutchen cf, 2. Jose Tabata lf, 3. Neil Walker 2b, 4. Garrett Jones 1b, 5. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 6. Lastings Milledge rf, Bobby Crosby ss, 8. Erik Kratz c, 9. Paul Maholm (6-8, 4.13) lhp
Cardinals (56-46) — 1. Felipe Lopez 3b, 2. Jon Jay rf, 3. Albert Pujols 1b, 4. Matt Holliday lf, 5. Colby Rasmus cf, 6. Yadier Molina c, 7. Brendan Ryan ss, 8. Chris Carpenter (11-3, 3.09) rhp, 9. Skip Schumaker 2b